Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says ''we have to do more'' to get the Middle East region together to ''take on the threat'' that Islamic State poses, especially to women. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday (August 15) hit back at comments from Republican Jeb Bush that President Barack Obama's policies on Iraq created instability that led to the rise of the Islamic State militant group. Clinton, who served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, directed the blame toward Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, who launched the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and also signed the agreement for withdrawing U.S. troops. Jeb Bush, a leading contender for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election, has said Obama, and by extension Clinton, bungled a chance to leave behind a contingency force of about 10,000 troops when American forces left Iraq in 2011. Clinton said "we have to do more" to get the Middle East region together to drive Islamic State from area it occupies and that she is committed to supporting regional efforts "to take on the threat" Islamic State poses, especially to women. Clinton, the front-runner in the race to become the Democratic nominee for the November 2016 election, spoke with former Democratic Iowa Senator Tom Harkin at her side after receiving his endorsement at the Iowa State Fair.